Simple Design Tricks For Your Home

Designing your home can be a simple process. All you need is simple but important ingredients. No, it is not designer labels, it is definitely not heavy on your pocket. It is as simple as having the right amount of creativity, and the openness to ideas. We often tend to think that only those who have been to designer schools can have good taste. True but not entirely, the biggest misconception is that every designer follows a rule book and creative book to learn from. That is not true. There is no specific rule that one follows or a do’s and don’t law against designing.

So, let’s begin with the simple tricks that can make any house feel like home.

  1. Not every furniture has to be brand new:

Sometimes, the best and attractive part of a living room, dining room or bedroom can be the combination of vintage with the latest furniture. It is that combination that makes it stand beautifully in a comfortable, cozy and stylish look.

  1. Less is More:

We have often come across this statement that less is more. It is not necessary that the room has to be filled with furniture, decorative items and portraits. No, sometimes the space in room to manoeuvre is more appealing than a full looking room. Having more space and limited decorative items and furniture can also be easy and good on your wallet.

  1. Colors of your Wall do matter:

It’s simple to know that a particular color in the showroom or on the wall of your friend’s house looked better than yours. It was not because you choose the wrong shade but simply because the lighting in that place is different from the lighting in your house. So, choose a color and shade that works with the lighting in your house. Make sure it blends as a compliment to your furniture and decorative items.

So, try these simple tricks for your home this summer.

Simple DIY is all you need this Summer

This summer, if you have decided to invest in a holiday but at the same time would like to indulge in some changes to your home interiors. Then, why not invest in some DIY activity. This is a great way to keep the kids at home occupied as well during the hot, sunny afternoons. It will not only tap into their talent of art, painting and creativity but at the same time give a good new look to your home.

Below, you will find a video of some affordable, yet simple DIY’s. That can be a great addition to your home this summer.

 

 

 

Are your home interiors positive energy compliant?

It’s not just the 4 walls of the house that makes it your home. It is the atmosphere and ambience you create within those walls the energy, the environment that dwells in your heart. While, having the architectural position of the main door, the kitchen window, the locker location properly placed as per “vaastu”.

The new generation, is not about the rules and regulations of religious beliefs (no offense to those who believe and follow) but majority are more into positive energy. It is more about getting that positive vibe, when you leave home for work in the morning, the good positive feeling when you return after a long day of work. It is believed that colors do play a major role in emitting positive energy or, just a placing certain furniture in a certain way.

It is a growing trend to keep wind chimes at certain windows, while keeping certain show pieces and not painting walls of a particular color. Now, while my colleague believes that yellow color in the wall at the entrance of her home emits positive energy to her family and the people who visit her home. My friend believes purple is lucky as per her star sign. I have found that different people have different needs, beliefs and each need to be prioritized and respected.

While colors work for some, for others it is more about the furniture placement along with combining different styles of furniture that is urban latest. On a recent stay at a holiday home, I fell in love with the way the place was styled – so chic, urban and yet had that gentle emit of classic, rustic look. I kept thinking the entire time it was the combination of old and new that gives this place classy, comfy yet urban modern look. During a brunch conversation with the owner, my curiosity got me a very interesting topic to do a bit of research on. The 70’s style wooden chairs in the portico, the early 1900’s wall light fixtures in the bedroom, the rose wood cupboards  polished and shining. You could tell they were a few decade old but classic designs. The bed, the dresser, the flooring everything looked very up to date and urban. The owner had mentioned that it was her way of keeping positivity by not getting rid of the furniture, light fixtures of the older generation. Of course, not every item will stay beyond a certain time but what can be retained. It was more about the Mix ‘n’ Match of classic style with the urban.

At Flapto, its these needs and beliefs that are given a heeding ear and we respect and make sure that whatever style helps bring positivity in your homes. Our experts will do that for you interiors.

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Cooking in the ambience of your Heart

After a long day at work, I am in a rush to get home and relax. But the traffic in the city is only adding to the irritation. At times like that all I can think of is little effort to a good scrumptious comfort food. While trying to keep myself calm and in an effort to distract myself with thoughts of the tadka to my taste of comfort food. I pull in the drive way of my parking. As I make my way to my home, I can already feel the sense of relaxation taking over my attitude.

Walking through my house to the kitchen I get the fragrance of fresh water from the automated air fresher. As I turn on the lights I see fruits spread across the kitchen slab, dirty dishes in the kitchen sink reminding me that my maid took a day off. The very sight adds to my disheartening feeling of the day. As I seat myself down with a glass of chilled aerated drink in my living room. I look around and think the sitting room is the place to be. It was few months back when I fixed in the new lamps, the new cushion covers and a beautiful rug that I still find myself in love with. These small changes have given this room a new look, a new feel and definitely easy to maintain clean with an absentee maid.

As I put my feet up and relaxed, logged in to swiggy to order food online, I subconsciously started remembering all the times when the kitchen was neat, clean and yet I was still unhappy cooking. I always had something missing, the kitchen cabinets weren’t the way I liked, everything seemed wrong at that moment. As I was retiring for the day, I started browsing through kitchen interiors to make up for my unsatisfied, totally cluttered one and how I can quickly and easily fix it. On finding a reasonable solution, I signed up for a kitchen remodelling. The best part was, the interior designer walked in and appreciated the flooring which I was ignoring, the window location and the amount of ventilation in my kitchen. At that moment it seemed like I had been a pessimist, all she suggested was new laminate sheets for the cabinets and slight changes in the cabinets which they will customise as per my kitchen size. When I heard the minimum changes I could sense a smile from my wallet. But the whole customisation and lamination fixing would take time and I am in no position to take leaves from my office. As I started a conversation in this line, the designer smiled and mentioned that these changes will be made at their location and in the evening or a weekend the carpenters will come and fix it.

Today, after a long day at work, when I walk into my kitchen and reach out for the aerated drink, I take a minute to stand by the kitchen slab and admire the cabinets with the glass door, the light and the wall paint and the colour of the new laminate that gives my kitchen élégant and urban look. So, if you are looking to cook a scrumptious meal remember, it first gets cooked in the ambience of your heart and imagination.

 @DeepikaBloom